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Blockchain and the Tokenization of the Individual: Societal Implications

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Future Internet 2019, 11(10), 220;
Received: 27 July 2019 / Revised: 13 October 2019 / Accepted: 14 October 2019 / Published: 22 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blockchain: Current Challenges and Future Prospects/Applications)
We are living in a world where the very systems upon which trust is based are being challenged by new and exciting paradigm shifts. Centralization whether in the form of governments, financial institutions, enterprises and organizations is simply being challenged because of the lack of trust associated with data governance often experienced in the form of data breaches or simply a monetization of our data without our permission and/or incentives to participate in this emerging decentralization of structures. We see this trust deficit challenging the very institutions we have depended on including but not limited to financial institutions, private enterprises or government bodies. A new “social contract” is required as we continuously evolve into more decentralized and self-governing (or semi self-governing) entities. We will see more development in digital sovereignty with the caveat that a governance model will need to be defined. This position paper will present evidence that supports the premise that blockchain and individual tokenization could provide a new social contract. View Full-Text
Keywords: tokenization; blockchain; social; decentralization; monetization; waste management tokenization; blockchain; social; decentralization; monetization; waste management
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Morrow, M.J.; Zarrebini, M. Blockchain and the Tokenization of the Individual: Societal Implications. Future Internet 2019, 11, 220.

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